Carwash pleats are sophisticated and chic. They are strips of fabric not sewn together in a skirt or dress. If you have gone through a car wash, they have strips of rubber that hit the car to clean it. A dress or skirt with carwash pleats has strips of fabric for the skirt that look like the rubber straps used to clean cars in a carwash, thus the name. Designers Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Thakoon and Wes Gordon all included the silhouette in their Fall collections. A must have skirt trend for fall.
Pleats a High Point of Fashion
Pleats are very hot fashion trends 2014. There are a variety of pleated skirts or pleats as details on pants, blouses or dresses. Pleated skirts and dresses were shown in a variety of hemline lengths and fabrics at runway shows. Of course pleated skirts are classics that have stood the test of time. There is a youthfulness about pleated skirts. In light weight fabrics like chiffon and silk pleated skirts are swingy, energetic and feminine. Skinny pleats elongate your look with skirts that are knee-length or longer but wide pleats can add inches to your hips.